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Natasha N. Johnson

Clinical Instructor of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Georgia State University

Dr. Natasha N. Johnson is a Clinical Instructor of Criminal Justice and Criminology in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. A career educator since 2001, her research focuses on critical theory, equity, and social justice leadership, particularly within the K-20 sector. Her other research areas include intersectionality, educational law, policy, and governance, and curriculum development. Dr. Johnson holds multi-state reciprocity and has previously worked as a teacher, guidance counselor, assistant dean, instructional leader, and curriculum developer domestically and abroad. She is a David L. Clark scholar, a CETLOE Faculty Teaching Fellow, and her work is published in JSTOR, SAGE, the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Taylor & Francis, the Routledge Focus series, Psychology of Violence, the popular press, and several highly acclaimed educational leadership journals.


  • 2019–present
    Clinical Instructor, Georgia State University
  • 2020–2023
    Director, M.I.S. program in Criminal Justice Administration, Georgia State University
  • 2008–2010
    Student Support Services Counselor, Northwest MS Community College
  • 2006–2008
    Guidance Counselor & Asst. Dean, NYS Department of Education
  • 2003–2006
    HS Math Teacher, NYS Department of Education
  • 2001–2003
    MS Science Teacher, NYS Department of Education


    NYS Department of Education, Three Permanent Teaching Certifications


  • 2023
    School Leadership & Management,
  • 2023
    Cogent Education,
  • 2023
  • 2022
    Oxford Research Encyclopedia, Criminology & Criminal Justice,;jsessionid=9D5678E69CBFA5613C3C6D1EB49449AC
  • 2022
    Government Information Quarterly,
  • 2022
    Police and Criminal Psychology,
  • 2022
    Psychology of Violence,
  • 2021
    International Journal of Leadership in Education,
  • 2021
    Journal of Educational Administration and History,
  • 2021
    Educational Management Administration & Leadership,

Grants and Contracts

  • 2021
    Assessing the Effectiveness of the Second Chance Act Grant Program through a Phased Evaluation Approach Using an Implementation Science Mixed Methods Approach
    Faculty Researcher
    Funding Source:
    National Institute of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Criminology
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • American Educational Research Association
  • World Educational Research Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • Athens Institute for Education & Research
  • University Council for Educational Administration
  • British Educational Research Association
  • European Society of Criminology